Now You can Use Eye Movements to Play Computer GamesBy Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The students, from Imperial College London (ICL) invented an open source Computer Game called “Pong” that can be played by the movements of eye. A player needs his eye to move a bat to play a ball while it bounces around the screen. If you want to play the game, you have to wear special glasses that has an infrared light and a webcam that records the movement of the eye. The cam is connected to a laptop where a computer program synchronizes the player’s eye movements with the game.
Although, the prototype of the game is simple, it can be used for more sophisticated games such as wheelchairs and computer cursors controlled by eye movements. According to the release of Imperial college, using this inexpensive technology, people will able to blink to turn pages in future in an electronic book, or shuffle through their favorite songs with the movement of eye ball. Aldo Faisal, the team’s supervisor further said that the undergraduates from Imperial college developed this Neurotechnology with ingredients that you can buy from ordinary shop like webcam.
“The game that they’ve developed is quite simple, but we think it has enormous potential, particularly because it doesn’t need lots of expensive equipment… We hope it could ultimately provide entertainment options for people who have very little movement,” said Aldo Faisal.
Tags: Computer Games, Eye Movement, Imperial College London, Neurotechnology, Open Source